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500Gbyte HDD packs AES 256bit encryption

Posted: 06 Jan 2009 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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MJA2 CH series

Fujitsu Hong Kong Ltd has developed what it touts to be the first 500Gbyte 2.5-inch HDDS with AES 256bit encryption to Hong Kong customers. These HDD models are designed to meet Hong Kong customers' standard of operational efficiency, data security and environmental compliance.

The MJA2 CH series is the first HDD featuring AES 256bit encryption, the standard form of encryption selected by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology and used by the U.S. government. With this encryption feature, data is automatically encrypted when it is recorded. All data stored on the HDD can also be erased with a split of the second using the advanced secure erase function. The data security features provide a strong defense against data leaks when a computer is lost or stolen and minimize the hassle of removing data securely before disposal, therefore reducing the total cost of ownership of customers.

Both MJA2 CH and MJA2 BH series are Fujitsu's first halogen-free HDD models and the latest offerings under Fujitsu's Green Policy Innovation program unveiled in December 2007. By reducing the levels of chlorine and bromine or their compounds to permissible levels, hazardous substances that emit from their disposal by incineration can be minimized. These new HDDs are also manufactured in compliance with the European Union's RoHS Directive4 that regulates the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, providing further protection to the environment and people's health.

Built with industry-leading levels of energy efficiency, both MJA2 BH and MJA2 CH models consume only 1.4W of power when recording data, 33 percent less than previous models. When idle or in standby mode, power consumption is further reduced to 0.13W, minimizing operating costs for customers and avoiding power wastage.

"Like many other jurisdictions around the world, the government and customers in Hong Kong have paid more attention to environmental protection than ever before. They are more eager and receptive to solutions that can help upgrade their operational efficiency in an environmentally responsible manner," said Christopher So, general manager, volume products, Fujitsu Hong Kong. "The two new HDD models are Fujitsu's most recent offerings in response to this rising need, and to materialize our vision to create value for customers with innovation and technology and a strong commitment to the environment."

Fujitsu's MJA2 BH is available and the MJA2 CH HDD series will be available in Q1 09.





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